Nintendo's been scrambling for second place for nearly five years now. With the release of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, times look even tougher. Scrap conventional wisdom. What if prettier graphics and tech-heavy features aren't the way to proceed? Well, Nintendo's banking on it and hoping its unique audience of casual and hardcore gamers will help them win the war. The secret weapon is a simple remote control.
Above: The potential future of gaming.
Technologically, it's a lot more complicated than any old DVD remote, but the idea is as instantly understandable. This is not a daunting, 16-button, two-stick monster of a controller. It's a simple, clean and streamlined piece of technology that anyone can grasp. Motion sensors near your television will talk to the controller and allow precise movement with the flick of your wrist or a swing of the fist. Or, in fact, whatever action you might want to do in a game.
Is Nintendo is on to something? Will this controller really revolutionize gaming? There are questions to be asked, and we think you'll find the answers get you pumped to play.